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wow WESTWARD HO THE WAGONS - A 2008 DVD RELEASE

From the "Outdoor Adventure Canada" Series

"Outdoor Adventure Canada" is a series of 26 programs celebrating Canada's outdoor heritage that were shot all across Canada. Programs for the series won an astonishing 80 international television awards, including 29 Gold & Silver medals, at leading American Film & Television Festivals.

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WESTWARD HO THE WAGONS;
On the Trail of the Northwest Mounted Police
Canadian families in 80 wagons and with hundreds of horses, relive the original trek west of the Mounted Police in 1873 by following the same route across hundreds of miles of prairie in southern Saskatchewan and Alberta. (DVD Cover, left)

Two who went, were 11 year old Devin Boulton (above right), who walked the entire 200 mile route, and Lois Van Houten (above left), who at 85, decided to ride instead. Below wearing uniforms from the period, some reenactors show what it looked like when the NWMP passed this way over a hundred years before.
(Above) Up at the crack of dawn for a wash in ice cold water, then for a jostling ride inside a wagon. Catherine Gryba, envies the riders who had it "smooth" on saddles. Elmo, (below,right) was one of a few mules that made the trek, some being ridden, others drawing wagons or buckboards.
 
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